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Senior Menu

191 Years Of Service
All About Herbs Nature Walk Set
Annual Harford Fair Angel Food Contest
Conservancy Hosts Annual Barn Tour
Open EMTC Audition
Harford Fair Show Schedule Change
Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Contest
Master Gardener Classes Offered
Shop For A Cause


August 7 – 9

BIBLE CLUB, August 7 – 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the New Milford pool. Crafts, story time, snacks, swimming for children kindergarten through sixth grade. For info call the South New Milford Baptist Church, 465–2547.

August 9

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, August 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 9 – 11

ENDLESS MTS. THEATRE CO. presents Blondes, Bullets and Blackmail, Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10 at 7:30, and Saturday, August 11 at 3:30 at Montrose Area High School. For info call 278–3333.

August 10

DINNER, stuffed chicken breast or fish, Friday, August 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 11

CRAFT & FLEA MARKET, barbecue and ice cream social, Saturday, August 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sliver Lake Presbyterian Church. Several gospel groups will perform in the afternoon.

BIRCHARDVILLE SCHOOL & Historical Assoc. picnic, Saturday, August 11, noon at the Grange Hall. Bring a dish to pass, dessert and table service. Old school will be open.

August 12

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, August 12, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale Township Park. Bonfire, games, live music. Bring chairs or blankets.

August 13 – 17

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL August 13 – 17 at the Lanesboro Community Church, 9 a.m. to noon each day.  Transportation available. For info or to register, call 853–4730 or 853–3280.

August 13 – 17

BACKYARD BIBLE CLUB, August 13-17, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson Baptist Church. All children pre-K through high school welcome. Events will be conducted by Jennifer Walker of Child Evangelism Fellowship.

August 13

CRAFTERS CORNER meeting, Monday, August 13, 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Call 278–0205 for info.

August 14

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION Vigil Mass, Tuesday, August 14, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

August 15

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION Masses, Wednesday, August 15 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

August 16

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, August 16, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro building. Program will be live music from the 1800’s.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER, Thursday, August 16, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

August 16 – 18

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, August 16, Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna.

August 17

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, August 17, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

ROAST BEEF or fish dinner, Friday, August 17, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 18

SUMMER SAUNTER, Saturday, August 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join an easy-paced walk through some of the lesser known trails.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, August 18, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

August 21

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 22

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT breakfast meeting, Thursday, August 22, 8:30 a.m. at the Summit Tea Room, New Milford. Featured speaker will be Congressman Chris Carney. For reservations (required) or info, call the Central Bradford Progress Authority, 888-263-0937.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, August 22, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 23

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 24

DINNER, chicken & biscuits or fish, Friday, August 24, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

August 25

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, Digitally program, Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Learn techniques from George Schreck. Indoor presentation for those 12 and over.

August 26

BEN STONE COUNTRY/FOLK Music Contest, Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m. at the Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. Admission. Call 465-3448 for info.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, August 26, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

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Senior Center Menu August 6 – 10

Monday, August 6: chicken parmigana, parsley potatoes, tossed salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, August 7: breaded cod fillet, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburg bun, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, August 8: sweet and sour meatballs, white rice, emperor’s blend vegetables, honey wheat bread, vanilla pudding.

Thursday, August 9: chicken casserole, cranberry sauce, California blend vegetables, rye bread, pineapple.

Friday August 10: Salisbury steak with noodles and gravy. green peas, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, cantaloupe cubes.

Senior Center Menu August 13 – 17

Monday, August 13: chili, waxed beans, white rice, celery sticks, corn muffin, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, August 14: sliced ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bar, pineapple.

Wednesday, August 15: barbecue chicken, Amish coleslaw, baked beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Thursday, August 16: beef stew with biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.

Friday, August 17: breaded chicken patty, macaroni salad, beets, honey wheat bread, apple.

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191 Years Of Service

On August 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church at Laurel Lake, Brackney, PA will celebrate the 191st year of its organization. The celebration will include a craft and flea market, chicken and pork barbecue and ice cream social. In the afternoon several gospel groups will be performing, with tours of the historical sanctuary available between performances.

Kenneth Garnsey, CLP, the current pastor, summons the congregation to worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The service includes a children’s corner, followed by Sunday school for the younger children year round and the older ones during the fall, winter and spring. A fellowship time is enjoyed by all after the worship service. On the third Sunday of each month there is a fellowship dinner after the worship service. New this year is an adult Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The junior and senior youth groups meet during the school year. Every summer there is a Vacation Bible School for all of the children in the area. One Sunday in September there is an outdoor worship service, followed by a picnic lunch with swimming, fishing, games, and just visiting in the afternoon.

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All About Herbs Nature Walk Set
By Trebbe Johnson

It has been said that a weed is just a valuable plant growing in the wrong place. And, as herbologists Len and Gerry Janus will show on their upcoming nature walk on Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m.  at the Florence Shelly Preserve, the northeastern U.S. abounds with plants whose medicinal, culinary, and other properties have been known and prized for centuries.

To prove this point, the Januses often start this popular walk with a survey of the preserve parking lot. They point out such plants as goldenrod, which Native Americans used to soothe burns and sore throats; plantain, excellent for relieving blisters and insect bites; and Queen Anne’s lace, which has diuretic, bactericidal, and hypertensive properties. The Januses then lead participants down the wooded trail into the preserve, where, one after another seemingly ordinary plants, from dandelions to hemlock, Herb Robert to milkweed, are revealed to be important “herbs.”

Len and Gerry Janus are the former owners of an herb farm, and they have been studying, growing, and using wild plants for more than twenty-five years. They will describe the uses of plants as practiced by the native people of this region and those who migrated here later, and will discuss some safe and simple remedies that people can use at home. They’ll also relate folktales and legends about plant properties that have been passed down through the generations – for example, that chickweed curbs obesity.

Participants will meet at the preserve parking lot one mile north of Thompson, PA on Route 171, opposite Stack Road. Some areas of the trail may be wet, so protective footwear is highly recommended. The walk, which will last about two hours, is free and no reservations are necessary. For further information, contact Trebbe Johnson at 727-4272.

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Annual Harford Fair Angel Food Contest

The Angel Food Cake Contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Harford Fair this year. The Angel Food Cake Contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program (PEQAP) and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, will be held on Monday, August 20.

Cake baking is a very rewarding area of home cookery. There are two main types of cakes, butter and foam (egg-leavened). Angel food is the classic example of a foam cake. The cake is 100% fat free.

Prizes awarded will be First Place $30, Second Place $25, and Third Place $20. The winning cake will be eligible for competition at the PA Farm Show in January, 2008, where the winner will receive $500 for first prize.

When entering your cake, which must be made from scratch and using PEQAP eggs, you must also submit the recipe and the PEQAP symbol from the egg carton.

The winning cake will be auctioned off at the Fair on Monday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact the Harford Fair office at 434–4300.

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Conservancy Hosts Annual Barn Tour

The E.L. Rose Conservancy will host their fourth annual historic barn tour on Sunday, August 12, beginning at 1 p.m. at Sea Hag Soaps and Mercantile on McCormick Rd. in Brackney.

Guest lecturer, building historian and Master Timber Framer, John McNamara will discuss each barn's original location, dismantling and restoration procedures and their current uses. There are six barns on the tour whose uses include a photography studio, a retail establishment, a residence, an art studio, a corn crib acting as a writer's studio and an entertainment barn. Of particular interest this year is the barn which has been restored as a summer residence.

This is a fundraising event which supports a Stewardship Fund for maintaining property protected by the Conservancy through easement or donation.

For ticket information, call Sea Hag Soaps and Mercantile, 663-2297, Rae Marie Bostrom, 663-9297 or Patty Bloomer, 663-2346.

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Open EMTC Auditions

Endless Mountains Theatre Company is holding Open Auditions for their upcoming courtroom drama, “Twelve Angry Men.” The play will be performed the weekend of October 5, 6, and 7at The Susquehanna County Courthouse.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, August 14, from 5-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose.

This is an all male cast. Parts are available for ages 22-75. No experience is necessary.

Call (607) 206–5556 with any questions.

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Harford Fair Show Schedule Change

The Harford Fair received word late last week that Cledus T. Judd has canceled all of his present bookings. His show at the fair was scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 22. Because of the fast work of the Entertainment Committee, the Harford Fair is pleased to announce that Lee Greenwood will be performing on Wednesday evening. You may know Lee Greenwood best for his inspiring ballad, “God Bless the USA.”

The fair will offer reserve seating for the arena chairs and have free admission to the bleachers. There is a limited number of arena chairs so call the ticket office soon at 434–4318.

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Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Contest

Calling all bakers for the 2007 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on Monday, August 20 at the Harford Fair. The contest is co-sponsored by the Hershey Company and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

Over 110 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best cake and tastiest cookies, brownies or bars in the youth category. The Harford Fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Hershey’s Cocoa Classic blue-ribbon winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. First place winners at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash grand prize of $500 for the winning cake recipe and $250 for the winning cookie, brownie or bar recipe.

So dig out that favorite chocolate recipe and give it a try. You could be this year’s Hershey’s Cocoa Classic winner.

These delicious creations will be auctioned off at the fair on Monday, August 20, at 4:00 p.m. Whether you own a business or just have a craving for local homemade baked goods, be sure to make the auction one of your stops at the fair and place your bid on a prize-winning item.

For rules on the Harford Fair’s contest or for more information on entry requirements, obtain a Harford Fair Premium Book or call (570) 434–4300.

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Master Gardener Classes Offered
Submitted by Joann Kowalski

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County will be hosting a series of classes for volunteers interested in becoming a Master Gardener. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 4 through December 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Most sessions will meet in the County Office Building, Montrose, with several classes to be held at the Penn State Scranton campus.

We are pleased to announce that we will be part of a statewide training that is being delivered via interactive video teleconference, originating from University Park with many of the instructors being Penn State faculty.

Penn State Master Gardeners are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. After completing the training program in horticulture, volunteers give back to the community by assisting in various ways for extension programs. For the first year after completing the training, Master Gardeners are asked to fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service. After the initial year, volunteers maintain their Penn State Master Gardener status by giving at least 20 hours of volunteer service and attending at least eight hours of update training annually.

If you would like to register for the training or if you have additional questions, please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County at 278-1158 or log onto and click on Horticulture/Gardening.

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Shop For A Cause

You may help young children in Susquehanna County just by shopping, and you save money at the same time.

Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is teaming up with Macy’s Department Store for “Shop for a Cause.” The money raised through this special event will support CARES programs such as the School Readiness Backpack Project, the Young Children’s Fair and CARES annual recognition event for childcare providers, as well as workshops designed to enhance the quality of early care and education in Susquehanna County.

Participating is easy. By purchasing a Macy’s Shopping Pass, you invest all of that money in Susquehanna County CARES. In return, when you shop any Macy’s on October 13, you save 10% to 20% off your purchases. You are also eligible to win a $500 Shopping Spree.

Shopping passes must be purchased by August 31. To purchase a Macy’s Shopping pass, or for more information, call Susquehanna County CARES at (570) 879-8766.

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